Dr Padric McGee
|Position||Demonstrator - Computer Specialist|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 3433|
Introductory general astronomy.
Development of content for practical teaching in astronomy.
Methods of optical astronomical observation, particularly small-telescope, CCD-based imaging, photometry and spectroscopy.
Introductory physics laboratories.
Photometry of cataclysmic variable stars.
Photometry of other high-energy sources such as AGN, X-ray binaries.
Photometry of exoplanet host stars, to search for transits.
IT Support Areas
: web maintenance experience using Plone, Drupal, Dreamweaver, and the current university Template Management System
: experience using video-collaboration tools Access Grid (now defunct), SeeVogh (now ViewMe by eZuce), and Google Chromebox for Meetings
3D imaging and content generation
: real-world stereoscopic image acquisition
: development of stereoscopic CGI content
The N2K consortium. III. Short-period planets orbiting HD 149143 and HD 109749. Fischer, D. et al. Astrophysical Journal, 2006; 637(2):1094-1101.
On the search for transits of the planets orbiting Gliese 876. Shankland, P. et al. Astrophysical Journal, 2006; 653(1):700-707.
Superhumps in cataclysmic binaries. XXI. HP Librae (=EC 15330-1403). Patterson, J. et al. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2002; 114(791):65-73.
Multiwavelength observations of PKS 2255-282. Tornikoski, M. et al. Astronomical Journal, 1999; 118(3):1161-1168.
TeV gamma-ray observations of three X-ray selected BL Lacs. Roberts, M. et al. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1999; 343(3):691-696.
Spectroscopy and photometry of EUVE J1429-38.0: An eclipsing magnetic cataclysmic variable. Howell, S.B. et al. Astronomical Journal 113(6):2231-2241 01 Jun 1997.
An anomolous stellar image on an astronomical slide photograph. McGee, P. Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia 10(2):118-119 1992.
November 2018-April 2019 : generated Science-on-a-Sphere visualisations of satellite orbits for the UniSA Museum of Discovery exhibition entitled "Waging Peace".
January 8th 2019 : live interview on Radio Adelaide about China's Chang'e 4 lunar probe
July 27th 2018 : pre-recorded segment for Radio 2GB, on the July 27th 2018 total lunar eclipse.
January 15th 2015 : live interview on 5AA about the New Horizons probe nearing Pluto.
October 2014 total lunar eclipse: several live and pre-recorded interviews on ABC 891, Triple M, SAFM.
April 2014 total lunar eclipse: live interview on ABC 891.
November 2012 partial solar eclipse, interview on SAFM.
December 2002 total solar eclipse: interview on ABC radio.
Undated: live interviews on ABC 891 about a "blue moon", and a conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon.
August 2016 Perseid meteor shower: advice to Australian Geographic for online article about the shower.
October 2015 total lunar eclipse: quoted in photo caption, October 9th, 2014 Advertiser.
December 2002 total solar eclipse: assistance to The Australian for preparation of a map of the eclipse track.
Continuing : Tours of the university Observatory for Open Days
September 2018 : Observatory visit and outdoors telescope viewing session for students from Henley High School.
Continuing: school student interviews for students' research projects- various astronomy and space topics, for example: human travel to, and living on, Mars.
March 2016: Use of the campus Observatory as a filming location for the latest TV ads for the University.
June 2015 : School student visits to the campus observatory for Adelaide Compass.
December 2014 : School student visits to the campus observatory for Adelaide Compass.
Fringe festivals 2011 and 2012 : developed and presented two hour-long 3D shows about the solar system, in the Visualisation Lab, total audiences around 1500.
Photography: use of the campus observatory as a photo location for The Australian, the Advertiser, and for university Marketing.
Photography: use of the SAPAC/eRSA Vislab for photography for the Adelaidean and for university Marketing.
Kojo Productions: advice on portraying crystal diffraction for their film "Driven to Diffraction".
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